Lakers’ Kendrick Nunn Picks Up Option On Contract

Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn has exercised the player option on his contract for the 2022-23 season, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.Kendrick Nunn

Nunn signed a two-year deal worth $10.25 million ahead of last season, with his player option for this year being around $5.3 million, per Spotrac. Basically, it was a no-brainer, as he missed all of this past season with a knee injury and was unable to contribute.

Nunn, 26, played his first two years with the Heat after bouncing around the minors and internationally. He became on the NBA’s most inspiring stories with his surprising play in Miami, where he compiled career averages of 15.0 points and 3.0 assists.

With uncertainty surrounding Russell Westbrook, Nunn could be a valuable piece for the Lakers and get a chance to shine in a contract year. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season.

Nunn is expected to be a full go for training camp in the fall, league sources told Hoops Wire. The Lakers have no picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft, so getting Nunn could also serve as their pick by default.

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